Celebrating Women Songwriters @ Guilt & Company, Vancouver [20 June]

Celebrating Women Songwriters

19:00 - 21:00

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Guilt & Company
1 Alexander Street, Downstairs, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1B2
Come get cozy with us on a beautiful June evening in historic Gastown at Guilt & Co! Celebrating Women Songwriters is an evening focussed on four women songwriters in the Vancouver music scene with different styles, experiences and inspirations. We will also be donating half of the proceeds to Music Heals.

Meet our songwriters!

Brittni Noble:
2018 winner of the National Music Publishers Association Songwriting Scholarship, Canadian Singer-Songwriter Brittni Noble has been performing in front of audiences with her Jazz and R&B influenced vocals and original songs since she was just 12 years old. She began playing piano on and off since the age of 5 and began writing her own music as a teenager. Brittni's love ...for singing grew deeply during high school where she spent the majority of her time in choir. Those experiences took her to stages at Disneyland and Carnegie Hall in New York City. After graduating high school, Brittni Noble was accepted into Vancouver Community College’s Jazz and Contemporary Voice Program and was the first Jazz and Contemporary vocalist to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Music. From there, Brittni went on to teaching, mostly children, private voice lessons and musical theatre for 3 years. In the spring of 2015, Brittni earned a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music where she studied Songwriting and Vocal Performance. She has performed all genres, ranging from Pop, Folk, R&B, Soul and Jazz. Brittni currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is studying Songwriting at the Los Angeles College of Music and is looking forward to a 2019 EP release and making her mark on the music industry.

Justine Lynn:
A passionate and soulful singer and songwriter, Justine Lynn is a Country and Western artist hailing from Vancouver. What started with singing blues and classic R & B, led to a Diploma in Jazz and Contemporary Music from Vancouver Community College, Justine has found her true passion in Country Music. Having won several musical theatre and vocal competitions, performing on stage is where she truly belongs and where her true talent is revealed. Justine has performed around British Columbia and internationally for various events. Some of which include; Carnegie Hall, the Cloverdale Rodeo, the Roxy, Gabby's and Roosters Nightclubs in Vancouver, events in Salmon Arm and Merritt, as well as various restaurants and other events in Vancouver. Her passion for music truly shines through when she is performing on stage! She is a musician you can’t afford to miss. Do not hesitate saying “Howdy” when you meet!

Grunge is usually a boy's club. Yet, something about the music's rugged imperfection and dark subject matter always captivated Smaise. But, with widely varying tastes in music she is also strongly rooted in early jazz, and folk music and rock and roll from the 60’s and 70’s. Weaving soulful melodies and driven guitar
tones amidst moody grooves, Smaise delivers to you her own
brand of Grunge Folk.

SMAISE is an accomplished singer, songwriter, collaborator and
music teacher. Along side her solo project, she is 1/3rd of Stoner
Folk band Sound of the Sun. With her bandmates in S.O.T.S.,
she sang background vocals on former TOTO frontman Jean
Michel-Byron’s new album (tba). She also sang and played keys
for Vancouver Prog Rock band Trailight’s second album ‘The
Primitive Mountain’, featuring Dave Padden on vocals (formerly of
Annihilator) and Ryan Van Poederooyen on drums (Devon
Townsend Project.) A highlight of her career was performing the
internationally acclaimed Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival with Sound of
the Sun just outside of her hometown of Nelson, BC. A festival
she imagined herself performing at as a little girl, dancing in the
water by the floating stage.

Rika Siewert:
Rika Siewert ( formerly MARIKA ) is a Canadian recording artist, songwriter, and actor based in Vancouver, BC.
She has garnered 3 top 10 singles on Canadian top 40/CHR charts, a current 10 week charting single on Canadian Gospel radio Top 30 charts, Number 1 singles charted globally, and has published songs featured around the world recorded by artists in Asia, Europe and North America as has been a singer and songwriter on Juno award nominated albums. Her current radio singles Real Life Story and Heal Our Land currently play across Canada, her third album release “X” garnered her a 2016 Western Canadian Music award nomination and 2017 Word Guild award win for best songwriting. and her recent release "The Gospel Album" is a passion project that honours her faith roots mixed with her classic pop elements of her music. She has numerous film & television placements on networks like Fox, MTV, NBC, Global, Lifetime and Hallmark. Rika also is an up and coming rising actor with her latest appearances on the Hallmark original movie Garage Sale Mysteries, she's a recurring guest star on Netflix's Project MC2, and is featured on Bravo's newest show Imposters.
Rika was most recently nominated for Female vocalist of the year and her song Heal Our Land was nominated as inspirational song of the year at this year's Canadian Gospel Music Association awards.
Check out more at rikasiewert.com
Twitter & Instagram @rikasiewert

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